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Fueling Your Fire

Driven by Passion, CEO Sells $235 Million Company from Middle of the Ocean.

That would be the headline if I were writing my own story about the sale of my company in 2014. Sounds like a good story, right? It was. But like all good stories, it involved more time than I anticipated and a lot of sacrifice, especially for my husband.

The year before the sale. My husband and I were traveling to Bali for our 10-year anniversary when I made an unscheduled stopover in Singapore to meet the head of a potential acquiring company for a drink. Did my husband want to stop in Singapore for our 10-year anniversary? Probably not. But he saw the look on my face. He felt my passion as I explained why. He knew this had to be something big—not ...

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